NextGen America Paid Political Internship Opportunity

NextGen Rising is proud to announce their Spring Fellowship program, the premier organizing training program for students interested in political activism and social justice. NextGen Rising is seeking passionate and hardworking individuals to embark on a 10-week fellowship program, starting in January, that teaches young changemakers the art and science of community organizing and civic engagement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

NextGen Rising Fellows will organize on and around their campuses, and gain skills and experience to build a strong foundation in organizing (grassroots, community, and political), including:

  • Hands-on organizing and campaign skills
  • Real work experience working on campaigns
  • Build relationships with campus influencers + partners in the progressive movement
  • Learn how to build campaign plans using organizing skills to impact their communities
  • Make an immediate impact as a member of the resistance

NextGen Rising Fellows will spend 15 hours per week working with the NextGen Rising team on building out teams of civic leaders and turning out the youth voter in 2018, including:

  • Holding GOP legislators accountable for their support of Trump’s policies
  • Voter registration and engagement on-campus
  • Building out local organizational capacity on-campus
  • Electoral campaign work, including phone banking, canvassing, and other direct
  • voter contact

Fellows will be required to attend:

  • A once-a-week web training on a specific organizing skill
  • One-on-one coaching sessions with their Regional Campus Director
  • A MANDATORY training launch weekend on January 27-28, 2018

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong appetite for grassroots organizing
  • Excellent organizational + oral skills
  • Driven with a strong work ethic
  • Willingness to build relationships and talk to people you don’t know
  • Creative with solutions oriented attitude
  • Act with high integrity and character
  • Strong sense of time management
  • Reliable and effective communicator
  • Team player
  • Previous campaign experience is plus
  • Experience using voter databases like VAN is a plus

COMPENSATION:

NextGen America offers $1,000/month stipends for actively enrolled students.

ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:

NextGen America acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American. Since their founding as NextGen Climate in 2013, they’ve worked to fight climate change by advancing the transition to a clean energy economy. They’ve supported candidates who support climate action. They’ve fought to halt the Keystone XL pipeline and registered more than 1 million voters nationwide. Now, the same values that drive their work on climate are under unprecedented attack from all directions. They’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, prosperity, and equality. NextGen America is an equal opportunity employer. They encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

For more information reach out to the program manager, Eliza Webb, at 248-534-7616 or eliza.webb@nextgenamerica.org

 

Apply Here :https://nextgenamerica.org/who-we-are/?job=916489

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Humanity First: Alternative Spring Break to Guatemala

Do you care about health, travel, and community service? Interested in going on an alternative spring break to Guatemala? 

Join Humanity First on a medical mission over spring break to Guatemala to provide free healthcare services (general medicine, dental, pediatrics), preventative education and medicine/supplies to rural communities in Guatemala. Humanity First is an international non-profit organization dedicated to disaster and poverty relief across the globe through spring break volunteer medical trips to Guatemala for undergraduate students, and other local volunteering opportunities. This ASB is open to EVERYONE and there is no application process!

To learn more about the trip or Humanity First, please e-mail humanityfirst@umich.edu for more information. Flight money ($800) is due on Monday Nov. 13th.

 

Canon Translation Review Accepting Submissions

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The Canon Translation Review is accepting translation submissions for the 5th edition. Canon publishes undergraduate student translations of any type from poems, short stories, songs, prose, etc. out of any language. Canon is a great opportunity to get published and to become more experienced in the growing field of translation! For more information, email Alex Yager at alyager@umich.edu or visit www.canontranslationreview.com.

Sigma Iota Rho – International Studies Honor Society First Informational Meeting of the Year 12/7

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Juniors and Seniors in International Studies
:The International Studies Student Council would like to invite you to attend our first informational meeting of this year concerning Sigma Iota Rho, the International Studies Honor Society, on Monday, December 7th 5:30pm-7:00pm in the first floor gallery of the International Institute (1080 S. University- SSWB).

We’ll go over what the organization is, what it does, and how you can join. Until now, our chapter has been inactive, but consider joining us for our first year back on campus! Snacks will be provided.You can find more information about our chapter and the requirements for joining at our website, and feel free to check out the Sigma Iota Rho national website as well for additional information.

Lastly, if you plan on attending please RSVP on Facebook and like our Facebook page while you’re there. We look forward to seeing you on December 7th!

Thank you,
Your International Studies Student Council